FOOD & DRINK TRADERS
Whether you want to enjoy the very best of South East London's street food scene, indulge yourself with scrumptious baked goods, or take home farm fresh produce, we've got something to satisfy all tastes. You can also quench your thirst with tea and coffee to drink as you shop or beers, juices and sodas to take home to keep the party going.
Mouthwatering sweet and savoury Brazilian street food. Sample Brazil’s naturally gluten free snacks such as the world famous pao de queijo or cheese bread, or savour the favourite meat snack in Brazil with the coxinha de frango or potato pastry stuffed with chicken, tomato and cream cheese. Don’t miss the freshly made churros (doughnut-style) filled with chocolate or salted caramel sauce.
The small Mediterranean island of Sardinia is famed the world over for its wide variety of cheese, pasta and seafood and Capo Caccia Fine Food are the only market traders selling Sardinian food in London. Delight in their organic unpasteurised pecorino cheese with saffron, hand rolled fregola which crosses pasta with couscous for soups and salads, and their air dried gluten and lactose free salamis.
Japanese ‘kara-agé’ chicken culture, celebrated by fusé. Tender chicken thigh pieces are marinated in sweet garlicky ‘kara-age’ sauce, coated and fried in the lightest crispest wheat and gluten free batter and served with either seasonal rice such as ginger or radish or hand cut sweet potato fries. And we haven’t left the vegans and vegetarians out either with ‘kara-agé’ deep fried tofu hitting the spot.
Beautifully preserved meat, fish and cheese; smoked and cured for unique flavour. From back bacon to twice smoked cheddar and sashimi grade smoked salmon, this is food to add a little affordable luxury to anything from a picnic to a quick fridge forage dinner. London Smoke & Cure have turned ‘things on toast’ into an art form. Mackerel pate, smoked cashew-butter or spicy spreadable nduja, how to choose?
Enjoy eating ‘dhaba’ = kerbside Indian style. Fresh pillowy naan is wrapped round marinated grilled chicken, lamb or spiced chickpeas and served topped homemade salad and condiments to make a wrap you’ll remember. Rinku and her team make all their marinades, salads and sauces from scratch using recipes learned in India and adapted to London tastebuds. Try a portion of gourmet chunky masala fries on the side too.
California style tacos and burritos made with love. Don’t miss the SoCal classic of fish tacos filled with fresh cod, avocado and coriander or the beer battered shrimp with chipotle and lime. Quality ingredients such as free range eggs make their famous breakfast burritos, succulent pulled pork, homemade sauces, salsas and frijoles. Share some nachos while you wait to get your chops round the quesadillas filled with chicken and chorizo and dipped in homemade crema.
Join the street picnic with the Comfort and Joy’s amazing hot and cold dishes. Famed for their fantastic vegetarian Scotch eggs and falafels they also have range of meat free curries, polenta pots and three bean chilli. For the carnivores they serve up home-made traditional meat pies and sausage rolls, Thai chicken curry and classic lasagne. Gluten and wheat free eaters have a great range of clearly labelled dishes too.
Vegan doner kebabs and magical meze boxes. Discover doners made from handcrafted sourdough pitta packed with so much fresh salad and plant based doner ‘meat’ and if you are a chilli sauce fiend, then you’re in luck because theirs is both homemade and zing-ing! The meze boxes are a mix of divine turmeric hummus, brightly coloured beetroot and mint couscous, sourdough pitta bread, doner ‘meat’ and stuffed vine leaves.
This scrumptious vegan cake is perfect for anyone who is vegan, dairy free or just really likes cake. Tastes so good you simply won’t believe it's vegan and cruelty free. If you’re missing Nutella since going vegan, don’t miss the chocolate hazelnut sponge with a rich chocolate ‘butter’ cream and roasted hazelnuts. Feeling sweet? try the caramel Biscoff spread cupcakes, MissFlits’ range of brownies, or the famed peanut butter blondies.
A true taste of Italy via Peckham, with handmade fresh pasta since 2012. Pastificio Mansi create incredible filled pastas packed with top quality ingredients. A meal in themselves, or perfect with your own ‘signature’ bolognese on the gorgeous gnocchi, tagliatelle and other lesser known shapes. Try classic flavours such as spinach, ricotta and pine nut with nutmeg or new tastes like chestnut flour pasta.
Take a beer tour of London without leaving Catford; from Brick Brewery’s Peckham Pils to beer all the way from Tottenham. Discover the extensive range of craft beers, wines and ciders from local, national and international producers. Three Hounds Beer Co has beer a tangy rhubarb sour that’s more like a cocktail, to a smooth milk stout to sip. What’s more, they can almost claim to have a beer for each letter of the alphabet with Wylam Brewery and Yeastie Boys on their shelves.
South London cake royalty - Brest and Bailey have been creating cakes and bakes in Crystal Palace since 2012, and we’ve been fans since the start. Rediscover classics with their double carrot cake (one of your five-a-day right?), chocolate Guinness cake, gooey salted chocolate brownies and those peanut butter bars drizzled with salted caramel. Or try something new each visit with their seasonal specials.
Practically the second religion of Spain, croquetas are a tapas favourite throughout the country. Catford duo CroquetteMan are showcasing their interpretation of the Spanish delicacy of rich creamy béchamel sauce fused with jamon, mushroom or leek and truffle wrapped in breadcrumbs and deep fried. It's a gooey savoury snack everyone will love.
Mixing their Bajan and Jamaican roots with their London heritage Daniel and Heleena create mouthwatering jerk chicken and ital vegan boxes along with their own hot sauces and homemade jerk marinades to try at home. They’ll be firing up the grill for the best jerk in town, not only the most succulent marinated chicken but an epic variety of the very best authentic vegan jerk.
Queue early for their seitan steak sandwiches and pulled jackfruit burgers. The Nooch use their twenty years experience of vegan cooking to create food you’ll come back for, vegans will love the attention to detail in these dishes. Completely plant based, totally delicious, it’s a real lunchtime treat. Or why not explore veganism with the tofu scramble wrap with spinach and black beans, for a perfect brunch.
Drink coffee, feel good with a visit to the gorgeous Perlant & Press vintage van. Made with freshly ground Redemption Roasters’ beans, roasted in Aylesbury Prison in an initiative to prevent youth re-offending. Add Northiam Dairy milk from East Sussex (the discerning barista’s fav’) or go dairy free with oat and soya mylks. Tea anyone? Try Birchall teas for the grown ups and Small & Wild teas for the small people.
MAKERS AND CRAFTERS
Fabulous products to pamper your body, please your senses and expand your mind too. From arts and crafts, to house and home items, you’ll find something for all occasions
An absolute treasure trove of nice things. Pick up a gorgeous raffia shopper, perfect for your at the market. Fill it with one of Casilda’s super stylish ankara print lampshades or co-ordinating cushions. Don’t miss the selection of hand picked vintage items or the hand crafted jewellery, we’ve heard rumour that the much admired Wakanda inspired enamel pins will be appearing alongside Casilda’s range of beautiful earrings. Take your outfit to the next level.
Created by hand in London, ROCosmetiKs use all natural ingredients hand blended to create unique skincare products for all skins types. From soothing healing products for eczema, acne and psoriasis to ranges suitable for children and the most sensitive skins. Donna also creates custom make up shades particularly for women of colour that heal the skin while you wear, and a specialist shaving range for the men.
CATFORD CORNUCOPIA AT 17 CATFORD BROADWAY
Keep it Catford with our pop up shop celebrating the marvellous merchants of Catford.
Catford gets crafty with local gal Hazel Nicholls’ take on kids’ clothes, ceramics and greetings cards. She creates everything right here in Catford and mixes her adopted South East London home with her Northern Irish roots to make eye catching and humorous items that are a total talking point. From her mugs celebrating Catford and Ladywell to super soft cotton slogan baby grows, everything she sells is funny and quirky and absolutely packed with charm.
London’s love of gin goes back a long way and Catford is right at the cutting edge of the gin revival, with their very own Old Tom gin. Slightly sweeter than London Dry Gins, Old Tom gin carefully balances six botanicals including peppery juniper and a subtle sting of Scotch Bonnet peppers for both sipping and serving over ice and a premium tonic water. Distilled in conjunction with Foxdenton Estate and devised here in SE6.
With homemade granola as good as this you’ll want to eat it all day long. Lower sugar and completely gluten, free Penola Granola is made with Fairtrade ingredients and is also vegan, making it available to everyone. Blended in Catford using one third gluten free oats, one third nuts, seeds and fruit and one third coconut, it’s a higher protein and designed to fill you up. Penola Granola is making granola delicious again.
An easy drinking hop driven pale ale, created in conjunction with Brockley Brewery. New World hops backed up with biscuity malts give notes of citrus and pine and aromas of wild strawberry with an easy balanced finish and 4.3% ABV Catford Pride goes well with good food and good company. Even if you haven’t tried the beer before now, you’ll recognise the logo with the Catford cat pride of place.